Educators in Iowa recently held a PJ PD Day after plans for full-day professional-development workshop were derailed by inclement weather. Leaders and participants used Nearpod, Google Docs and the district's social network to present content and collaborate on activities.
A free, five-week massive open online course offers assistance to help design blended-learning courses. The course, which is to begin today, will discuss common challenges and provide steps for creating design documents, content pages and other learning resources.
An online curriculum that teaches students about character and how to identify their passions leads this month's Tech Showcase roundup. Also included in this roundup are tools for teachers looking to adopt blended learning and free resources for science and phonics instruction.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal is expected to include the elimination of AmeriCorps -- a move that could affect about 11,000 schools where AmeriCorps members work alongside teachers. Research has shown that the AmeriCorps program has a positive effect on schools.
Dr. Jerad Gardner, a pathologist at the University of Arkansas, has started using Snapchat for his classes. "My goal is to share good medical knowledge. Best way to do that is to post in the format people like to receive info from. My kids ... er ... med students, use Snapchat so I figure I should try," he said.
Eighty-six percent of K-12 schools and districts responding to a recent survey say they'll be spending more on digital curricula this year. Schools can maximize the effectiveness of curricula by offering more professional development and training, experts suggest.
The University of Arizona is the first "Adobe Creative Campus" in the western US. The partnership with Adobe -- which includes a $100,000 gift to the university -- gives students access to tools such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
Crowdfunding increasingly is bolstering immersive learning technologies. This article shows how Indiegogo and Kickstarter are helping fund projects such as Kinful, a virtual-reality platform that lets classrooms in different countries connect and hold conversations about their cultures.
The nonprofit Wiki Education Foundation provides resources to help professors assign students to write new Wikipedia entries. A survey by the foundation reports that 87% of faculty who participated in the project noted improvement in their students' media literacy.
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